|Screen||matte 1080p, 90% sRGB
very good viewing angles
|Weight||5.7 lbs (2.6 kg)|
I7, GT 650M
A good deal for the MSI GE60. With an I5-3230M and the GT 650M GDDR5 you get a good performance. The 7200RPM HDD is a good plus compared to many other laptops with 5400RPM HDDs. But one important bright light in the GE60 is the good matte 1080p screen and especially the good viewing angles (again, compared to the competition) which makes it a very good choice for those who appreciate it and gives it an advantage over the Y500 which is a hard competition due to the good gaming performance with the GT 650M SLI option.
If you want more gaming performance, you should go with the Y500, if you are ok with a high midrange gaming performance and you prefer the matte screen, the GE60 is a more reasonable option.
- Lenovo Y500, with the GT 650M SLI, gaming performance is far ahead anything else for this price, but glossy screen, high weight and low battery performance compared to others.
- HP dv6t-7000. Good battery performance, good looks and a good matte 1080p screen (although not more than the GE60’s)
- Various other gaming laptops around 800$ to 1000$